Prevent Pet Heat Strokes

Over the summer months one of the top topics we get asked from our clients is heat stroke. Some things you want to watch for with heatstroke are dogs that have been out in the area for a while where there’s high heat, poor ventilation, and high humidity. Some breeds are predisposed to heart stroke compared to other breeds. Dogs with that have smushed faces such as bulldogs, pugs, and Boston terriers. Other breeds that a predisposed are any breeds that have that have respiratory issues cardiac issues and those dogs that are obese. Make sure your pet has water and shade to keep them hydrated or keep them inside to keep them cool especially in the summer months. Things you want to watch for are prolonged exposures, pale mucous membranes which are kind of a grayish color, vomiting, diarrhea, blood in the stool. Hope this helps you on what to watch out for to prevent and identify heat stoke on your pet. If your pet has any signs of this, please contact Eastwood Animal Clinic 915.593.0713 for more information.